The Citizen Lab, Russian secret services watchdog Agentura.Ru, and Privacy International have launched a collaborative project to examine ‘Russia’s Surveillance State.’ As part of this project, Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan of Agentura.Ru published a piece in Wired magazine on November 1, 2012, titled The Kremlin’s New Internet Surveillance Plan Goes Live Today.
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Russian officials had a muted response on Thursday to a potentially embarrassing revelation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that it had uncovered a ring of Russian agents that was smuggling microchips out of the United States.
Source: Ray Stern, Phoenix New Times
The FBI has broken up a spy network based in Houston that “enhanced” the capabilities of the Russian military by exporting sensitive, U.S.-made electronics.
Source: Richard Weitz, EurasiaNet
Since its official opening in June 2004, the anti-terrorism center, or RATS, has fostered coordinated policies and joint action on potential terrorist threats in SCO member states.
Source: Nart Villeneuve, Trend Micro
Modified versions of the Enfal malware, which figured prominently in the LURID attacks, were seen to have infected more than 800 systems worldwide.
Source: Noah Shachtman, Wired
Eugene Kaspersky, the head of Russia’s largest cybersecurity firm, is denying that he or his company are closely tied to the Putin government in Moscow.
Source: Andrei Soldatov, Open Democracy
On 11 June the State Duma passed amendments to the laws ‘On the protection of children from information deemed harmful to their health and development’, ‘On information’, ‘On communications’ and the Code of Administrative Offences.
Source: Megan Geuss, Ars technica
Russian-language sites are protesting a bill submitted to the lower house of Russian parliament this week.